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Lost Dog...Please Help

righton60
November 16th, 2006, 11:03 AM
My dog's name in Homer. He was lost while on a walk in the Komoka conservation path which is five minutes west of London, Ontario, Canada close to Delaware, Mount Brydges, Strathroy, Lobo, Lambeth, Poplarhill and Ilderton. Homer is a neutered american bulldog and is aprox 95lbs and is mostly brown or tan and has a white chest. He may look scary but he really isn't. If you see him try to tempt him with a ball or some food. Homer ran away on November 13, 2006 and we havn't seen him since and we have no leads. He is our baby and we really miss him and are worried! He was wearing his tags when he ran away. Please see attached file. Cash reward. Thanks!!

chico2
November 19th, 2006, 08:37 AM
I hope you have your dog back:fingerscr any news??

righton60
November 19th, 2006, 09:18 AM
Homer has been missing for almost six days and we havn't even recieved a phone call that someone has seen him. He is an extremely athletic dog so we are guessing that he ran for a long time and that we need to put posters up in further locations now. Is this normal?
Thanks,
Joe and Nat

Rottielover
November 19th, 2006, 10:32 AM
Has you called all the rescues innthe nieighborhoods surrounding where your dog went missing?, have you called humane societies, spcas, vets?. Posters may not be enough.
By the way, was he neutered?

righton60
November 19th, 2006, 11:13 AM
Yes he is neutered. We have called our local shelter and other shelters in the area, and put up posters/told local vets.
He was wearing his collar and his tags when he went missing.
It's just so stressful and upsetting, we miss him so much!

technodoll
November 19th, 2006, 11:25 AM
oh poor puppy.. he's so beautiful :( i really hope he is found soon, i can't imagine losing one of my "kids" ... praying for his safe return.... :pray:

~michelle~
November 19th, 2006, 11:37 AM
go in to animal control and all the other centres that pick up animals and try giving them a photo, one of the face and another of the eintire body. write down any particular markings. good luck :fingerscr

righton60
November 19th, 2006, 11:57 AM
We thank all of you for your support and suggestions. We'll keep you posted!
Thank you
Joe & Nat

badger
November 19th, 2006, 12:00 PM
You definitely have to go in person to any shelters or the pound, not just phone. Go every day. Fax your poster to vet offices and pounds outside your area, especially if he's a runner. Are there any familiar places he might go? If you have a car, keep going back to those places. Poster EVERYWHERE, grocery stores, dog parks, pet supply stores. Put ads in the newspaper. Offer a reward (without mentioning the amount).
Good luck. He's a cutie!

chico2
November 19th, 2006, 02:13 PM
Righton,I really don't think he looks scary,he looks like a really happy sweet dog and we'll:pray: that he is safe and warm somewhere.
I would say,be really dilligent,visit all the shelters,as has been said.
I know many people might take him for a Pit-Bull and with the stupid BSL in Ontario,people might be afraid to approach him.
Since he has a collar and tags,I would think any shelter would contact you,but he might have lost it..:fingerscr :fingerscr that Homer will be found,I understand how devestated you must feel:sad:

Mahealani770
November 22nd, 2006, 09:23 AM
Any news? And I'm confused, was he stolen on a walking path, or did he run away? I'm praying for him! :candle:

righton60
November 22nd, 2006, 10:34 AM
Hi everyone,
Homer has not returned home yet. We put a lost ad in the newspaper all of this week, it's in till saturday, but no one has called. Homer chased after some dear on the path and totally disapeared. Someone may have picked him up by now and decided to keep him...we're not to sure. We'll keep you posted.
Thanks,
Joe and Nat

righton60
November 24th, 2006, 10:03 PM
Hi,
We just thought that we would post a quick update. We received a phone call tonight(Friday) who said she is sure that she saw Homer Wednesday jumping at her car to try and get in. She drives a similar car to one of ours, but she didn't pick him up because she thought it belonged to a house nearby; but tonight she saw one of our posters and called to let us know. We have a new search area now and went out for a bit tonight, but it's so dark and foggy we couldn't see a thing. So tomorrow we will be out again. We'll keep you updated, hopefully soon we will have some great news!
Thanks again,
Joe and Nat

chico2
November 25th, 2006, 08:33 AM
righton,at least you know he's alive and not wounded:thumbs up
Hopefully he's tired of running and will stick around in that area.
:fingerscr :fingerscr that you'll get him home soon:fingerscr :fingerscr
Thank's for keeping us updated!

Lissa
November 25th, 2006, 09:27 AM
I'm hoping you will find him today!! Stay positive - I'm sure you'll find him (or he'll find you!):love: :fingerscr

ItsMurphy'sLaw
November 25th, 2006, 10:10 AM
This must be soo difficult for you....Good luck on your search today!!!:fingerscr ...my prayers are with you:grouphug:

rainbow
November 26th, 2006, 01:47 AM
Do you have an update for us? I do hope Homer is safe at home now. :fingerscr :fingerscr

righton60
November 26th, 2006, 12:09 PM
Unfortunately no news yet...we've been out several times to where the lady said she saw him and nothing yet...we're trying to be hopeful. At least we know he's still alive and someone hasn't taken him.
We're continuing our search today, and we'll keep searching until we find him.
Thanks so much everyone!

rainbow
November 28th, 2006, 02:43 AM
You definitely have to go in person to any shelters or the pound, not just phone. Go every day. Fax your poster to vet offices and pounds outside your area, especially if he's a runner. Are there any familiar places he might go? If you have a car, keep going back to those places. Poster EVERYWHERE, grocery stores, dog parks, pet supply stores. Put ads in the newspaper. Offer a reward (without mentioning the amount).
Good luck. He's a cutie!

As badger said, make sure you still go to the shelters/pound/SPCA in person every day just in case he gets picked up. :fingerscr

righton60
November 28th, 2006, 05:51 PM
Yes, we are still checking the shelters and such and checking that our posters haven't been removed, and are handing out more closer to the area that he has been seen.
I went out today and talked to some people at a garage that is on the road where the lady told us she saw him and two guys there said they saw him. One said he saw him walking around, and another said he saw him walking along the highway. It's a little frustrating that no one stopped to pick him up, or even check to see if he was ok! He has his collar and tags on (the lady confirmed that he still has them on) so one would think that people would see he does have a family. So we are taking this as good news that he is ok, but are still frustrated that no one has stopped. It's been about a week since he was last seen so he could be anywhere, but we are focusing on that area on our searches. The road is so busy that he was walking along anything could have happened, but we are trying to be hopeful.

On a lighter side we did receive a couple of phone calls this weekend. One from a young boy (about 9 or 10?)telling us he hasn't found Homer yet, but he looks for him everyday; we thought this was so cute. Another from an older lady who read our ad in the paper and wanted to check to see if we had read the found ad of a dog with a similar discription as ours-we had read it and called but it wasn't Homer-the lady then went on for about 20-30 minutes discussing her pets. Even though she hadn't found Homer, we appreciated her call and thought it was funny.

Hopefully there will be even better news soon.

rainbow
November 28th, 2006, 06:09 PM
Yes, we are still checking the shelters and such

Sorry you haven't found Homer yet. I hope by your comment that you are going there "in person". That is really important as what happened to Mayhem is tragic....

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=32472

I know Homer was wearing his collar and tags but you never know if something could have happened to them. Good luck and I hope you find him soon. :fingerscr

righton60
November 29th, 2006, 03:08 PM
Yes, we are checking in person. We were worried that the collar had fallen off, but like I said, the lady confirmed that he was still wearing his collar and tags because that's what made her almost stop to pick him up.
We are offering a large reward, hoping that if someone dishonest has picked him up they would rather have the money than Homer.

Thanks for your input.

chico2
November 29th, 2006, 04:33 PM
Righton60,I was hoping for some good news by now,but it is encouraging people have noticed him,hopefully the next person will grab him and call you:fingerscr :pray:

rainbow
December 4th, 2006, 03:47 AM
Do you have any updates? :fingerscr :fingerscr

papillonmama
December 4th, 2006, 07:47 PM
Poor Homer, I hope he comes home safe.:fingerscr

righton60
December 5th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Hi everyone,
Homer has not come home yet; the search continues everyday. He was last seen almost two weeks ago, so we have no idea where he could be now. It is becoming very cold so we hope that he is at least staying warm some how...findng him would be the best christmas gift ever, so we are keeping our fingers crossed for his safe return. We are going to send out a mass amount of posters to the mail boxes around where he was last seen to try to spread the word even more...hopefully something happens. We'll keep you posted.
Thanks,
Joe and Nat

BusterBoo
December 5th, 2006, 02:12 PM
:sorry: I hope Homer finds his way home to you soon...... :pray:

chico2
December 5th, 2006, 04:58 PM
I am sorry,was hoping for some good news:sad:
I hope you will get the best present ever,both for you and poor Homer:pray:
Why do dogs run away?:sad: I wish they would understand not too..

rainbow
December 5th, 2006, 06:01 PM
Fingers and paws crossed that you will find him soon. :fingerscr :pawprint: :fingerscr :pawprint:

righton60
December 12th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Our efforts to find Homer have failed thus far...it is extremely discouraging but we continue to look. We have sent out some posters to peoples mail box's and we had a call today, but the dog wasn't him. We will continue the search tomorrow and keep you posted.

We just want to give you guys some history about Homer. We adopted him from the London Humane Socity in June of this year, we were so happy to get him. He was placed in the humane society after being removed from his previous home because of neglect...so we have no history of his life. He spent 3 months in the shelter before we went in a met him and we visited him about 10 times at the shelter; i think we were the only ones to go and visit him. We really got to know him and we fell in love...he was perfect. Homer was the perfect dog; he was house trained, obedient, and loving so we knew that he was perfect for our family. He played outside and was calm and relaxed indoors...he even had a bed time; every night at about 8 he would go to bed. He was our kid and we miss him soooo much.

If anyone has anymore ideas on what to do please help us....we are lost and we want our kid back.

Thanks,
Joe and Nat

technodoll
December 12th, 2006, 10:45 PM
i keep hoping for good news :sad:

has he been spotted by anyone lately? you must not lose hope... i pray that fate will bring him back to you, safe and sound... he's called homer for a reason :pray:

chico2
December 13th, 2006, 08:08 AM
Joe and Nat,it is the most heartbreaking situation not knowing,but never give up on Homer,miracles do happen.
Hopefully he's alive and well in somebody's house and they will feel bad enough,seeing it's Christmas-time and call you:pray:
I live about 2 hours away from you,but I am always on the lookout for stray animals,you never know:pawprint::fingerscr :fingerscr

cpietra16
December 13th, 2006, 08:25 AM
:fingerscr :pray: I hope for a miracle too

rainbow
December 13th, 2006, 07:31 PM
Don't give up. Fingers crossed :fingerscr and prayers :pray: for Homer's safe return.

:fingerscr :pray: :fingerscr

rainbow
December 26th, 2006, 04:52 PM
Have you found Homer yet? :fingerscr :fingerscr

righton60
December 27th, 2006, 01:21 AM
Homer has not been found yet. We recieved a phone call last friday, but again the dog was not him. We sent out 200 flyers to area homes before Christmas, but no calls. We will be getting 500 more flyers printed off and send them to another area around where Homer was lost. We will not give up hope and it nice to see that you are still concerned about Homer and that hes not just yesterdays news. Keep your fingers crossed!
We'll keep you posted,
Thanks,
Joe and Nat

chico2
December 27th, 2006, 08:29 AM
righton,Homer will never be yesterdays news,not until he is back home...we have a few lost dogs on the Forum and I could imagine nothing worse for the owners,so yes,Homer is on our minds:love:
I checked out the Oakville HS,he could have gotten this far and I am always looking out for any stray dogs,hoping by a miracle it could be Homer.

bogwog
December 27th, 2006, 03:35 PM
I've been following your thread and keep hoping to read that Homer is safely back home. Don't give up, I once found a dog that was lost for 4 months in the wintertime, and then located his people. Have you been advertising on the local radio stations (on the lost & found)? And listening too, 3 times I've found a lost dog's people this way, when they heard my found dog ad.
:fingerscr :fingerscr :fingerscr

rainbow
December 27th, 2006, 03:54 PM
Glad to hear you haven't given up.....we are all praying for Homer. :fingerscr :pray: :fingerscr

ycarter
December 28th, 2006, 12:22 PM
Joe and Nat,

Thanks for your kind message with regard to Jace (the German Shepherd lost in Ottawa). We are still searching for him but have had a few sightings recently so that has given us new hope.

I completely relate to what you're going through- it is absolutely heartwrenching thinking of our dogs out there all lost and all alone. But please do not lose hope. I'm not sure how far you have gone in terms of distributing flyers but the recent sightings of Jace have actually been located 60km away from where he was originally lost! We were told that dogs can travel 20km/day but never thought that he would actually venture out that far! Actually, for the two weeks that we had had no sightings, it was because we had not gone out far enough in terms of spreading out our flyers.

Also, have you taken a look at www.lostdogsearch.com? It is an extremely helpful site. Oh and one more thing, I recently read that feeding a lost dog (once found) lots of food and water is actually quite dangerous and can lead to pancreatic shock. Please be careful when you find Homer.

My prayers are with you! Hoping that both Homer and Jace will return to us very soon!

Yoko

Golden Girls
December 28th, 2006, 05:26 PM
:fingerscr for Homer and Jace :fingerscr

rainbow
January 1st, 2007, 06:43 PM
Any more sightings of Homer? :fingerscr :pray: :fingerscr

righton60
January 2nd, 2007, 09:43 PM
Hi everyone,
Our efforts thus far have gone unrewarded, but we wont stop trying. Just thought I would tell you about something that happened today though.

We recieved a phone call at 430 this afternoon by someone saying that they found our dog at such and such a place, but no number was left and there is no way of finding out who called as the number was blocked or something. Street names were left, but i think they were fake as i can't find them in any area maps. The message almost seemed like the people were pranking us. We will wait and see if the call is returned, but we have a feeling that it was a prank call because it seemed very sarcastic. If this is the case, people have now achieved a new low.

Thank you all for your support,
Joe and Nat

rainbow
January 3rd, 2007, 01:14 AM
What a mean thing for someone to do. :( Positive thoughts coming your way for Homer. Hopefully, you'll be reunited soon. :fingerscr :pray: :fingerscr

chico2
January 3rd, 2007, 07:54 AM
Righton,I am really sorry,but not surprised people would pull such a heartless prank..
When I first read it,I thought someone wanted to stay anonymous,but still tell you where Homer is,who has him..but I guess not:sad:
:pray: for Homer:love:

OntarioGreys
January 3rd, 2007, 12:18 PM
I am very sorry, hopefully someone has taken him in and does not realize you are looking. I am not sure if you have done this but map out an area 10 km from where he was lost, put posters in every petfood store, grocery store, feed store(if someone food they have to buy food) and vets office, and at dog parks or parks in general within that area, contact any animal rescues in the vicinity, going to petfinder.com using your postal code will find some of those in your area, they can also contact members to keep an eye out or possibly help with a search ask them to spread the word to other rescues that may not be listed, and to notify you if they know of anyone who obtained a similiar looking dog in the last 2 months, I know when greyhounds have been lost in rural areas people have been known to enlist the aid of small aircraft pilots to do aerial searches and have hired tracking dogs to see if they can turn up anything(you would need a blanket or bed with his scent on it though I am not sure how long after this can be done) one greyhound in London was found almost 2 months over the winter after she was lost, she turned up at the airport airfield, they had to use a tranquilizer gun to get her, as the airport official would only allow a limit time to catch her as she posed a danger to aircraft safety, some greyhounds have been recovered 6 months to a year after disappearing. Another thing is to contact public road works or department of highways in the event he was hit and killed on the road and his body was picked up, I know not a pleasant thought, sorry, but would provide closure in the event he was.
I am praying you will find him, sorry I am coming into ths post late

rainbow
January 12th, 2007, 03:48 PM
Any updates? :fingerscr :fingerscr :pray: :fingerscr :fingerscr

bullidog
January 12th, 2007, 07:13 PM
Our efforts to find Homer have failed thus far...it is extremely discouraging but we continue to look. We have sent out some posters to peoples mail box's and we had a call today, but the dog wasn't him. We will continue the search tomorrow and keep you posted.

We just want to give you guys some history about Homer. We adopted him from the London Humane Socity in June of this year, we were so happy to get him. He was placed in the humane society after being removed from his previous home because of neglect...so we have no history of his life. He spent 3 months in the shelter before we went in a met him and we visited him about 10 times at the shelter; i think we were the only ones to go and visit him. We really got to know him and we fell in love...he was perfect. Homer was the perfect dog; he was house trained, obedient, and loving so we knew that he was perfect for our family. He played outside and was calm and relaxed indoors...he even had a bed time; every night at about 8 he would go to bed. He was our kid and we miss him soooo much.

If anyone has anymore ideas on what to do please help us....we are lost and we want our kid back.

Thanks,
Joe and Nat

Any news on Homer????:pray:
bullidog

rainbow
January 20th, 2007, 07:06 PM
Any news about Homer? :fingerscr :pray: :fingerscr

righton60
January 21st, 2007, 11:13 AM
No news yet. Thank for asking and keeping us in your thoughts. We are finding it very difficult to stay positive. It's weighing very heavily on our hearts not to have him. We just keep praying that we will one day be reunited. There is a lady that saw one of our postings on the internet that has been very positive and helpful with linking us up with other resources.
Thanks again and please pray for Homer.

BLB
January 21st, 2007, 02:09 PM
Have you checked The Animal Care Centre Lobo in Ilderton,Ontario or the Hillside Kennels Animal Control. According to a friend in London when there dog was missing he was at the animal control for three days before they were phoned. I have emailed them Homers picture and they will be on the look-out

chico2
January 21st, 2007, 04:34 PM
righton,believe me,we never forget a lost dog and never stop praying he'll be found:fingerscr
Once you are on this Forum,you are part of our community as Homer and you are,we just keep hoping for good news:love: :fingerscr
I can imagine what you are going through,knowing he is out there somewhere on his own:sad:

rainbow
January 28th, 2007, 02:21 PM
Any updates on Homer? :fingerscr :pray: :fingerscr

rainbow
February 15th, 2007, 06:25 PM
bump :fingerscr :pray: :goodvibes:

Winston
February 18th, 2007, 11:44 AM
Thinking about Homer today...Any news?

Cindy

:angel: